What are some words that start with the prefix hyper?

See explanation for some examples…

The prefix hyper- comes to us from the Greek. It essentially means “over”. It is often associated with technical terms – also from Greek – such as hyperglycemic, meaning too much blood sugar.

Other English words using this prefix include the following:

  • hyperbole: exaggeration, over-statement.
  • hyperactive: excessively active.
  • hypersonic: much faster than the speed of sound.